Jan 26, 2013 1:30am PST
the governor's address from the state capital, emotions running high in oakland. not to mention a new one of a kind arts institution celebrating a grand opening in san francisco. we have much to get to. let's begin by introducing our panelists. joining me tonight, matthai kuruvila, "san francisco chronicle" reporter. jolie o'dell, of venturebeat.com. as well as john myers, kxtv political editor joining us from sacramento. governor jerry brown struck a confident tone on thursday, applauding lawmakers and voters for making tough decisions to balance california's budget. he also pushed for his priorities including education and regulatory reform. now, john, how would you rate his speech and what left the biggest impressions on you? >> well, you know, rating the speech, a speech from jerry brown is really tough to do because it's unlike any other speech you get from any other governor. how many governors go from the book of genesis to "the little engine that could" in one 25-minute speech? this was a vintage jerry brown speech. i think really what you saw here was a little bit of the gove
Jan 19, 2013 1:30am PST
, oakland mayor gene quan and san francisco mayor ed lee. they're in washington, they're there for the u.s. conference of mayors. how much of this debate actually affects us at the local level? cities like oakland, where there were four homicides within six hours last friday? where the crime rate for serious crimes has climbed 23% in the last year alone? does it have that much of an impact at the local level? >> look, well, it does. i mean, these mayors met in washington, the u.s. conference of mayors and joe biden spoke to them this week. and, yeah, i mean, they are desperate to have something done. i think what i'm hearing from nancy pelosi and also ed lee and gene quan is they want to see law enforcement officials, sheriffs, police chiefs and police cops on the street. people who have more credibility. people who buy guns to protect the public, essentially, to be really front and center in this debate because they feel that those constituencies can be more effective in talking to republicans. i mean, let's face it, oakland, san francisco, all the bay area delegation is going to be for g
Jan 13, 2013 4:00pm PST
the oakland inner harbor. when the fog is such when you have less than half a mile visibility, sailors are not allowed to sail. now, the coast guard and other maritime officials who wrote those rules left the bay bridge out five years ago. and some people are saying, wait, that's what the busan hit in the first place and now a ship hits the same bridge. why wasn't that included in the first place? >> in a few seconds, what, then, will the investigators be looking for? >> well, basically they're trying to see was the pilot under alcohol or drug influence? looks like he wasn't. were there malfunctions on the sheet? were there, you know, weird communications between the coast guard and the ship? was there a language barrier between the crew? based in the philippines. and the local pilot. and they're also looking to reform these rules that i mentioned so that the bay bridge will be included quite probably now in these areas you can't sail when there's low visibility and the fog. >> there are so many things that happen every week in northern california, but all over the country, we
Jan 22, 2013 6:00pm PST
link in oakland. the reverend adam hamilton of the united methodist church of the resurrection in leawood, kansas, and author of "when christians get it wrong." as we saw, he delivered today's sermon at the prayer service. ramesh ponnuru, senior editor at the "national review," columnist for "bloomberg view," and visiting fellow with the american enterprise institute. and trey grayson. he was the republican secretary of state in kentucky, and is now director of the institute of politics at harvard university. welcome to all of you. angela glover blackwell, i think ilstart with you. what did you hear in that speech? what vision was the president putting out this yesterday? >> i heard a leader who is prepared to honestly take the american people into the future, a leader who wants america to return to first principles of equality, life, liberty and pursuit of happiness but tie them to the reality of today. i heard a leader who understands that our today's reality, becoming a nation in which the majority will be people of color very soon, is a nation that has the quality and assets t
Jan 21, 2013 3:00pm PST
reflection on the inauguration. the coming ceremony inspired spoken word artist leah green of oakland, california, to write and perform her work, called "change." our video is part of the newshour's "student reporting labs project," which builds high school video journalism programs. it was produced by media enterprise alliance, one of our partner sites in california. >> mmm, mmm, a change is going to come. two scores and ten years ago, our nation segregation swept aside like dirt. simply down a one way street. economic injustice persisted itself. days of peace have been last to ignorance, racism and guilt but america has been built as the dream. attracting different cultures to the scene as a theme for wealth reaching out from the pits of the ghetto. children attending school to be a lawyer some day. only to find out that they're being suppressed by the cost of a higher education that rules our nation. i'm screaming for a change finally. america needed a healthy heart for this drastic transplant to patch up the bumps and bruises and neglect and cruises of infinite failure. because do
Jan 12, 2013 12:00am PST
grew up in that environment? >> uh-huh. >> rose: and went to oakland college. >> i went to owner land and owner land was my ideal college, i didn't get in on the first try and i got my only four-point to the gpa. >> rose: and went back to owner land. >> and check it out and promptly dropped by gpa by more points than i would like to share here. >> rose: when did you decide this is what i want to do? i want to act, i want to tell stories? >> i always -- i always loved -- i was always very h enamored of acting but didn't think it was a job i would be given. >> if that makes sense. >> rose: because? >> because even as a young girl i didn't think i would cast as the edge knew and not .. cast as the obese nanny and there were not -- it is funny and sounds like insane to say this about school plays but there weren't parts and i remember preparing so hard for an audition for alice in wonderland and being cast as a bouncing ball. >> rose: so once you had the time, though, to create things, did you immediately say there has to be a place for me? i will create a place maybe because i still want
Jan 25, 2013 7:00pm PST
simply injected into our children. >> the embattled oakland police department brings on an expensive consultant, but his tough tactics are generating controversy. >> i vote against this contract tonight is not about not being serious about crime. >> apple stock takes a plunge. it's something taking a bite out of innovation at the silicon valley giant. >>> plus. i'm here at the new sfja strzz center in san francisco. we'll go on a behind the scenes tour to find out what makes this place so groundbreaking. coming up.
Jan 27, 2013 3:30pm PST
and simply injected into our children. >> the embattled oakland police department brings on an expensive consultant, but his tough tactics are generating controversy. >> i vote against this contract tonight is not about not being serious about crime. >> apple stock takes a plunge. it's something taking a bite out of innovation at the silicon valley giant. >>> plus. i'm here at the new sfja strzz center in san francisco. we'll go on a behind the scenes tour to find out what makes this place so groundbreaking. coming up.